Cruisin’ with RWA

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. This is the time of the year to look out for those awesome Christmas reads, so do pop back for our New Releases blog due December 1! Have you got a new release, cover, contract, website or blog to share? Send us the link to And now, here’s the news…


Cruisin’ the News

Share your good news with us each week and we’ll join you in your happy dance. Congratulations to all our members this week. Share your new release, new cover, contest win, new contract, new website and more good news with us at

New Contracts

  • Juliet Madison is celebrating a contract with Escape Publishing for her romantic comedy novel, FAST FORWARD due for release in February 2013.

New Releases

  • November 30 – ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Eva Scott from Musa Publishing

    During her Christmas Eve performance, part time Burlesque dancer Miss Ginger Snap looks out into the crowd to see her first and only love, Clay Roberts. The man who broke her heart and betrayed her. The man who caused her to flee her home town to Sydney and never look back.  Desperate to avoid him, she makes a mad dash for the last train back to her home town in time for Christmas.

    For Clay time stands still as he recognises the dancer. He’s certain it’s Jessica King. She ran out on him at their high school graduation and he’s been searching for her ever since. After missing her train, Clay convinces Jessica to travel home with him. Can Clay convince his one true love to give him the opportunity to atone and a second chance? Can Jess risk being hurt again by the man she loved?


Cruisin’ Member Blogs

Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at:

  • RWA Blogs

December 1 – New Releases with Eleni Konstantine

December 2 – Event Announcements with Juanita Kees

December 6 – Cruisin’ with RWA and Juanita Kees

December 8 – Hearts Talk Christmas Wrap with Ainslie Paton

Jenn J McLeod and Pamela Cook are blogging and singing…. “So come with us and gallop, and gallop, and gallop…. So come with us and gallop. Meet Pamela Cook today!”

This week on Friday Feast:

Friday Feasts can be heavenly indeed but this week, thanks to erotic romance author Christina Ashcroft, we’re turning completely angelic! Discover the steamy delights of Christina’s latest hot paranormal release, ARCHANGEL OF MERCY, and then cool off with some pure decadence with her luscious dessert recipe.

If that wasn’t enough to have you hot-footing it over, reveal who you’d love to share your favourite summer dessert with and you could win a copy of Christina’s erotic futuristic fantasy TOUCH OF THE DEMON.

November 29  – MAGIC THURSDAY – Christina Ashcroft with giveaway of ARCHANGEL OF MERCY

December 1 – DARKLIGHT ON… Adina West

December 2  – Weekly Overview

December 3 – Winner of Christina’s giveaway announced

December 4 – GOOD NEWS DAY

December 5 – A BITE OF…with Maree Anderson

December 6 – MAGIC THURSDAY – Anna Hackettwith GALACTIC HOLIDAY (using Raffelcopter)

Musa Monday – Interview with Rhea Rhodan

Introducing Trekking Tuesday

Trailer Thursday – The Host

Eva Scott has her first Musa blog up – Inspiration or I bet Jane Austen never had to put up with this.

If you are looking for a blog site to visit this week… take a look at Hotter Than Hades.  We feature an interview with an Aussie Male Cover Model – Jason Aaron Baca.


Enrico’s Pick Six

Submit your blog site link to to share with our readers. Enrico hand picks six blogs to showcase every week.

Enrico’s Pick Six this week:

  1. Alison Stuart
  2. Bronwyn Parry
  3. Cassandra Dean
  4. Denise Rossetti
  5. Elisabeth Rose
  6. Helene Young


RWA Contests

HM&B High Five 14 September 2012
STALI 5 October 2012
Selling Synopsis 23 November 2012
Emerald Award 23 November 2012
Little Gems 1 February 2013
First Kiss 15 February 2013
Valerie Parv Award TBA April 2013



AWG has launched their What’s Love Got To Do With It? 50th Anniversary Scriptwriting Competition. Applications must be received by 5.00pm Friday December 14.

The Australian Writers’ Guild presents an outstanding opportunity for writers of romantic fiction 

Have you tapped into your inner Bronte or Austen? How about a sweeping saga à la Tolstoy? Are you the next Warwick Thornton, Jane Campion or Jan Sardi with a heart-wrenching story of love conquering adversity?
If you have written a script for a feature film, tele-movie or television mini-series with a love story as the central theme, don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to receive a free day registration for the National Screenwriters’ Conference, a copy of Final Draft 8 scriptwriting software AND get your work read by industry experts.

Full info here:

Riding the waves: Writing romance in tempestuous times

August 16 – 18 2013 –The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia

In August 2013, for the first time, our annual national conference is heading to Western Australia. With a gorgeous heritage hotel, sunshine, sea-breezes, alfresco dining and history – Fremantle has it all. And now it has romance!

For more information visit the RWA Website.


Have a great week!

Regards Juanita

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